“Therefore I command you to repent—repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore—how sore you know not, how exquisite you know not, yea, how hard to bear you know not. For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent; But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I; Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men.” – D&C 19:15-19
“He [Savior] taught us a lesson by what He did in three days in the spirit world before the resurrection which I remember whenever I am tempted to feel that I have finished some hard task in His service and I deserve a rest.” – Henry B. Eyring
This Day in LDS History
1960 Via direct telephone wire transmission, President David O. McKay addresses some two hundred thousand youth in 290 stake centers across the United States (including Hawaii) and in western Canada. This is the first of a three-month Sunday-evening fireside series for youth.
1976 Because of increasing numbers of missionaries, those called to foreign language missions begin reporting directly to the Language Training Mission in Provo, Utah, instead of going to the Missionary Home in Salt Lake City.